London Legal Support Trust are one of a number of organisations whose legal professionals contribute their expertise to our CPDcasts. CPDcasts are 30 minute downloadable Legal CPD Podcasts, each of which cover a specific CPD topic in extensive detail.
The following legal experts from London Legal Support Trust contribute to our CPDcasts:
The Trust was launched in 2004 to raise funds for legal advice agencies in London and the South East.
The Trust's best known activity is the London Legal sponsored walk, sponsored by Sony Ericsson, LexisNexis and the Law Society. The walk is led by the heads of all of the professions as well as by leading Judges including the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls. All of the major London firms and many chambers take part This year the 4th annual London Legal sponsored walk raised over £350,000 with teams from Clifford Chance, Slaughter and May, Freshfields and K&L Gates all breaking records for fundraising.
Funds also derive from a client account interest scheme started by Allen & Overy and now joined by Weil, Gotshal and Manges as well as donations from firms such as Lovells, Dechert and CMS Cameron McKenna as well as from individual lawyers.
In its first four years the Trust has raised over £1 million. It has provided new IT, improved offices and saved at least 6 advice services from closure.
The Trust is currently supporting development of new legal advice services in East London and development of targeted support from firms, through the legal advice agencies, to those clients most in need.
The Trust has also been assisting the the development of regional Trusts and regional walks around England and Wales. The first regional walks have raised over £50,000 for legal advice agencies in Cardiff, Manchester,Leeds, Birmingham and Brighton. National firms such as DLA Piper, Irwin Mitchell, Hammonds and Eversheds have been highly instrumental in assisting with these developments.
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